Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 compared to Samyang 14mm f/2.8 via adapter on Panasonic GX8

Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 compared to Samyang 14mm f/2.8 via adapter on Panasonic GX8
'For this post I did a direct comparison between my Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 zoom at 9mm and my Samyang 14mm f/2.8 (Nikon mount) fitted to my Panasonic GX8 via a Metabones 0.64x Speed Booster. Both lenses were then approximating a 'full-frame' / 35mm sized sensor at 18mm. The idea being to see if there was any significant difference between the two.'
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The Olympus Air AO1 - Refreshingly NON retro - Review and Opinion.

The Olympus Air AO1 - Refreshingly NON retro - Review and Opinion.
'Now I've got some posts on the Air via THIS LINK and it's a versatile little thing. For me made all the more attractive by it's pared down menu. Much easier and more fun to use than my OM-D II for example, I'm very impressed with it. I pair it with an Apple iPod touch, which is even smaller and lighter and the wi-fi network they create seems very reliable and robust (which makes a change!) It takes a few seconds to set up and once that's achieved the AF is positive and relatively quick. '
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Three reasons to get excited about the future of m4/3 - No. 3. The Panasonic GX8

Three reasons to get excited about the future of m4/3 - No. 3. The Panasonic GX8
'There are lots of things to admire about the Panasonic GX8 and it's specs. have been well documented. However there are two things that I want to focus on for the concluding article of this short series. '
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PANASONIC G7 COMPARED TO OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II

PANASONIC G7 COMPARED TO OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II
'If the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Panasonic GH4 are each company's top of the range 'flagship' cameras, then one step down are the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II and Panasonic G7. Though each can be seen as having advantages over their more expensive predecessors. I have both and thought it would be a good opportunity to see how I rate each in terms of how I work. It will be different for all of us of course, but I'll try and outline what each camera offers over the other and what advantages each brings to the market place. So let's have a look at some of the differences (and similarities.)'
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The Olympus OM-D E-M5 II - The best mirrorless currently has to offer?

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 II - The best mirrorless currently has to offer?
'I've had that relationship with Olympus Cameras ever since the Digital Pens first appeared and my ongoing infatuation with Olympus and their chrome retro chic, old school aesthetic shows no signs of diminishing.'
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OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II 12-40mm f/2.8 compared to FUJI X-T1 16-55mm f/2.8 - Part 1

OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II 12-40mm f/2.8 compared to FUJI X-T1 16-55mm f/2.8 - Part 1
'Two cameras based on traditional film SLR designs from each companies past. Two 'standard' zoom lenses, both with fixed f/2.8 apertures throughout. The Fujinon 16-55mm is approximately 'equivalent' to a 24-83mm in 35mm terms, the Olympus 12-40mm is approximately 'equivalent' to a 24-80mm in 35mm terms. I've used both combinations over the last few months and what follows is an analysis of what each camera offers, how it handles in real world situations and how then two cameras compare in terms of usability and still and video results.'
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The implications of a good wi-fi app for the Olympus OM-D E-M5

The implications of a good wi-fi app for the Olympus OM-D E-M5
'I used to be very negative about wi-fi and it's possibilities, almost entirely because of the complicated and unreliable nature of it's implementation. In fact in many cases it's inclusion was a headline generator only, because otherwise it's a complete waste of time. Not so with this Olympus App. It works, it's useful and it hasn't had me wanting to throw the whole lot into the stream that runs through my garden. That's a surprise, but obviously a pleasant one and I wasn't expecting that. So if you have this camera and haven't checked the app. out yet, give it a try. You may well find something of real use there. I certainly have.'
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II - Smartphone controlled video

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II - Smartphone controlled video
'All this yet again proves just how good this camera is. Some peripheral things are poor, the manual focus routine and the pretty useless HDR function, but for the important things including video, as shown here, this is a very capable picture (and video) creating machine.'
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Professional use for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II high-res mode. House Interiors.

Professional use for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II high-res mode. House Interiors.
'And I have to say that using this mode 'on the job' was painless. Olympus make it very easy. I mounted the camera on a tripod, selected the high-res option, made sure I created a few seconds gap before the process starts to let the camera become completely stable and I was ready to go. I then pressed the shutter button and a few seconds later I had a 64MP raw file and a 40MP OOC jpg.'
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OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II + m.ZUIKO 12-40mm f/2.8. Is a Pro-Spec. tag justified?

OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II + m.ZUIKO 12-40mm f/2.8. Is a Pro-Spec. tag justified?
'The Olympus m.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 on the OM-D E-M5 II not only looks great, it performs very well also. Olympus are in the process of putting together a set of three f/2.8 throughout zooms, that will go some way to establishing their half of the m4/3 system with serious professional credentials. This 12-40mm is already available as is the 40-150mm f/2.8 and the 7-14mm f/2.8 is imminent. When you factor in the IBIS of the camera, the m4/3 'advantage' that allows wider apertures and faster shutter speeds, the upcoming lens will add real seriousness to an ever evolving system that is going to make a lot of photographers, of all levels of income, think very seriously about what they are using currently. (If it isn't Olympus of course)'
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The Cream of the Mirrorless crop - Leica T, Fuji X-T1, Sony A7 II, Olympus OM-D E-M5 II.

The Cream of the Mirrorless crop - Leica T, Fuji X-T1, Sony A7 II, Olympus OM-D E-M5 II.
'Currently sitting on my shelf are four cameras which are the latest mirrorless interchangeable lens models from four leading camera manufacturers. For me they demonstrate just how far these alternatives to DSLR's have come from that original Panasonic G1. When I first bought and used that camera, I could hardly have imagined that cameras such as these would be my go-to picture taking taking devices for the majority of my work.'
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The Photography Show 2015 - Part 3 - Micro Four Thirds - The Panasonic CM1

The Photography Show 2015 - Part 3 - Micro Four Thirds - The Panasonic CM1
'Panasonic had gymnasts and boxers and Olympus had demos and a somewhat tacky free back massage for DSLR owners, which presumably also extended to those who use an OM-D camera + Battery grip + 40-150mm f/2.8 lens!! They also had a camera 'clinic' as well, which was somewhat more useful.'
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OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II and the m4/3 'benefits'

OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II and the m4/3 'benefits'
'I have to say since getting the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II a few days ago, that I can't remember being so impressed by a camera in a long while, if ever. From those amazing high-res shots to the way the camera works so quickly and efficiently, I'm not sure I've got anything better sitting on the shelf. '
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